The Great Library of Palanthas

Astinus' Office

Dominating the center of this room is a massive birch desk. Legend claims this desk has supported the thousands of volumes of history Astinus has recorded. A large pot of ink, a container of sharpened quills, and a candelabra complete the desks decorations. Small windows line the room, allowing light to trickle in and gently illuminate the entire room. A comfortable couch rests against the west wall. Tapestries hang on the walls between the windows. Shelves line the walls, filled with tomes of the more recent records of heroes and villians upon the face of Krynn.

The librarian notices you aren't reading anything... Astinus hands a giant book to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Lajiwan' scribed in glowing orange ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Lajiwan's book..

Author: Lajiwan Date: Tue Jan 5 01:35:39 2010 Subject Tao of Lajiwan I, Lajiwan, was born to a poor couple of farmhands on the outskirts of palanthas. My parents were just ordinary boring humans. They spent their entire lives on the farm tending cattle, chickens, and pigs. i was the 6th child, i had 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Noone in my family was very fond of magic users. None of them had ever really known a magic user, but most people around our village disliked them, and my family went along with them. Strange things had always happened around me ever since i was born. I suspect my parents knew it was magic, but they tried to ignore it, and tried stifle my abilities. But even at a young age, my powers were strong, and hard to ignore. I didnt live on the farm long, but i remember how much i hated it. it was very boring, and i wasnt built physically for labor. at the age of 5 yrs old i gathered what little clothes i had, and packed as much food as i could into a bucket, and set off on my own. I didnt have much of a plan, but i had heard alot about the city of palanthas, and i wanted to see it. The trip to the city was long, and all the way i worried that i was going in the wrong direction. I caught a ride on a caravan, and within a few days i arrived at the city. The buildings were the largest things i had ever seen. There were so many people it was amazing. I met a young couple who agreed to let me stay with them. They had a large basement that they never used. It was perfect for me, just like home. i soon found a job at the local potion shop. The job was simple, and allowed me plenty of time to practice magic. I had met alot of customers that told me of a place i could go to learn magic and refine my skills. i was scared to go, scared i would be rejected. But now at the age of 17 i feel i am ready. I will go to this school, and i will be the greatest mage the world has ever known! Author: Lajiwan Date: Sat Jan 16 19:10:35 2010 Subject family Lately ive had ample time to myself, due to losing my job at the potion shop. Since i had always wondered why i had been the only magic user in my family, i decided to use this time to put together a family tree. During my investigating, i discovered there was a another magic user in my family, a During my investigating, i discovered there was a another magic user in my family, a distant relative, but a relative none the less. His name was Lucifurdingo. I was able to track down where he lived, and went there to find out more. After a few days, i started slowing gaining information. Lucifurdingo had long passed away, but his grandchildren still lived in the After a few days, i started slowing gaining information. Lucifurdingo had long passed away, but his grandchildren still lived in the area. i eventually found them and explained who i was. They were hesitant to believe me, but i eventually gained their trust. It was a great feeling to be around family who were like me. I wanted badly to move there, but i knew i couldnt, the conclave was my home now. After a wonderful week there, i packed my things and got ready to go. before leaving i noticed a book had appeared in my dufflebag, a curious spellbook. i told my family about it and asked if they had put it there. They told me the book had been in their family for ages, It had belonged to lucifurdingo, and their father after him. They said it was a strange book, with a mind of its own, and it always seemed to find its way to its true owner. So they said i might as well keep it, for if i wasnt its owner it would find its way back to them eventually. I thanked them heartily and went on my way. This new book will come in handy, i cant wait to read it.

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